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Could Weeds Give The Answers To Handling Climate Change

It is no doubt that the planet is experiencing a serious climate change and if the phrase “survival of the fittest” originating from the evolutionary theory is something to by, then the means to understand and be able to cope with the changes has to be found. Luckily, we always seem to have all the [...]

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Ban On International Polar Bear Trade Rejected

A midstĀ trepidation’sĀ of distraction from the ever-growing problem of global warming that is posing a major threat to the whole world, an important meeting of governments tracking threats to endangered species chose to reject a international ban on polar bear trade on Thursday. The result of this rejection was a division among conservationists with some believing [...]

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Impact of Exurban Residences on Avian Communities

Studies have shown that the rapidly advancing urbanization has a great adverse effect on the sustainability of many species of birds. To determine this possibility in Adirondack Park, a study was conducted and a total of about 20 species of birds both near and far from as many as 30 rural residences in the Adirondack [...]

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Animal Herbivore Species May Mitigate the Effects of Global Warming on Plant Communities

Experts in science and ecological studies fear for the current stability and ecological repercussions of plant communities as global warming increases. A study conducted by Eric Post from Penn State university, suggests that the answer to these fears lies in the biological interaction herbivores have with their plant community, as much as it does with [...]

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DNA Barcoding: The Key To Restoring Biodiversity

Professor Paul Bentzen, together with his colleagues at the Dalhousie University, created a marine DNA database that aims to solve problems involving the many creatures of the sea. The database will be accessible to the public to aid in the identification of fish groups common in the oceans of Atlantic Canada. The information contained in [...]

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A New Map Reveals That Nesting Spots For Turtles Cut Off By Various Conflicts

Turtle nesting experts today said that conflict has cut off most of the potential nesting spots for turtles and the spots include remotely placed locations as revealed by a new map for turtle nesting spots. The sea turtles are having it hard as they have already been endangered by activities such as coastal development and [...]

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Environmentally Significant Bengali Forests Face Damage

A report published on the 11th of January, 2013 in the scientific journal Remote Sensing, draws on research done by researchers based at the Zoological Society of London. The report has stated that development of humankind continues and society increases, damage from cyclones and tidal waves is increasing at a rate which is some cause [...]

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Conservative Theory Linking Biodiversity And Habitat Size Challenged By Research Scientists

Is it not amazing that just a square meter of a patch of grass contains many species of plants? What factors control the number of species that could exist in an ecosystem? This question has found its place among the 25 most important science questions that have not yet been resolved. It is important due [...]

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Research now reveals that cloud forest trees absorb water through leaves

Scientists from the University of California in Berkeley have now established that Tropical montane cloud forest trees not only take up water through their roots like other trees but also through their leaves directly from the clouds. Trees growing in arid areas usually find alternative means of survival and this is a classic example of [...]

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The effect of climate change on regional fish population

In recent decades, climate change has been a big concern for the world. Everyone from individual countries to scholars and world leaders have been pondering on the fate of the planet, especially in respect to man’s activities. With the UN Climate Change Conference already under way in the city of Doha, Qatar, a new study [...]

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Cities impact on birds

Australia as a continent is blessed with indigenous wildlife. In cities, it can be able to maintain the indigenous species. This is only possible if the reduce the rate of urbanization. This is after a research carried out by environmentalists; Jessica Sushinsky, Dr. Richard Fuller and Professor Hugh Possingham from the University of Queensland. The [...]

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Impacts of climatic changes driving morenegative influence in Chinstrap penguins population

Basing on the data research and analysis that was partly funded by the National science foundation (NSF) concerning the dramatic population changes of chinstrap penguins in Peninsula. Statistics shows that due to the high temperatures that are experienced on the Antarctic Peninsula, the population of chinstrap penguins has drastically declined due to rapid temperature changes. [...]

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